The Devil You Don't Know : Going Back to Iraq, Paperback / softback Book

The Devil You Don't Know : Going Back to Iraq Paperback / softback


In 1979, journalist Zuhair al-Jezairy fled Iraq and certain death after openly criticising Saddam's regime.

Twenty-five years later he is back, and cautiously celebrating the toppling of the hated Ba'ath Party. As editor of a newspaper, he breaks the Oil for Food scandal, disclosing the names of Arab and Westerners who were involved.

He then sets up a television company and travels all over Iraq, documenting the country's descent into sectarianism and hopeless violence, soon becoming a target himself. Al-Jezairy's first-hand accounts of the looting of Baghdad, the destruction of government buildings, and indiscriminate bombings are a searing, personal and unique account of Iraq after Saddam Hussein.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Saqi Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9780863566493



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